Important Update:
 Medicaid expansion in Michigan to begin April 1st, 2014




The state's Healthy Michigan Plan (Medicaid expansion) is prepared to begin accepting applications on April 1, ultimately providing healthcare coverage to nearly half a million more Michigan residents.

In the first year, the Healthy Michigan Plan is anticipated to cover 320,000 Michiganders, eventually providing care for 470,000. The plan emphasizes personal responsibility and beneficiaries will be required to share in the costs. There also will be incentives for individuals to take responsibility for their lifestyle choices and to maintain or improve their health.


Applicants for the Healthy Michigan Plan must meet the following criteria:


  • Must be between the ages of 19-64
  • Cannot currently be eligible for Medicaid
  • Cannot currently be eligible for or enrolled in Medicare
  • Cannot earn more than 133 percent of the federal poverty level (approximately $16,000 for single person and $33,000 for a family of four).

Health coverage under the Healthy Michigan Plan includes the following federally and state mandated Essential Health Benefits (EHBs):

  • Ambulatory patient services
  • Emergency services
  • Hospitalization
  • Mental health and substance use disorder services
  • Behavioral health treatment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rehabilitative services and devices
  • Laboratory services
  • Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
  • Pediatric services including oral and vision care

The Healthy Michigan Plan was signed into law by the governor on Sept. 16, 2013. Beginning April 1, Michigan residents will be able to apply for the Healthy Michigan Plan online, by phone, or in person at their local Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) office to quickly and easily determine if they are eligible.


For more information about the progress of the Healthy Michigan Plan or more details regarding enrollment visit   



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